May 24, 2007

Various

Blame this post on Ham o' Bone. He called and got me all riled up on issues foreign & domestic:
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From Pot-Calls-Kettle-Black Dep't: Isn't Jimmy Carter calling Bush the worst president a bit like Pol Pot calling some other regime the worst in history? If Jimmy would've stood up to the Iranians in '79 maybe we wouldn't be in our current mess. On the bright side for Bush, being called the worst president is quite a promotion from being called Hitler as many critics are wont to do.
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In other news, the Ohio House is telling the clergy how to pray, requiring pastors to submit their prayers before sessions 72 hours beforehand. Where's the love for diversity of prayer styles, for ministers more prone to extemporaneous praise and petition? As always, the secular left likes diversity as long as they approve it in advance.
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Sure it's not Joycean, but Tony Blankley can flat out write a good editorial.

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I find it high-laire that the same politicians who never met a gas tax they wouldn't hike are now suddenly solicitous of consumers paying high gas prices. Since 20-30% of the price of gas is taxes, one would think they might feel a bit sheepish about putting a lid on oil profits while ever seeking to maximize their own. (Politicians see the public trough as the source of their status because their power is contingent upon it. No money, no power.)

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